Actually, I already have an idea in mind. The Night Shoot. Naks! I say it as if I’m a PRO. LOL! I’m not sure how safe it is for a single lady to walk alone and do photography outdoors but with the energy I have after Pilates, I can’t just bury myself in my room, go counting stars and wait to fall asleep. It’s always the workout effect on me that’s why I’m so stubborn at times when I do it at night and end up having a hard time sleeping. XD
Based on last post’s comment, my friend Lissy told me that my shots aren’t that lame. Thanks gurl. :) But still, please bear with my feeble attempts at photography. LOL!
If you check the map, I provided before, out in the main road you will see the Democracy Monument. It occupies a traffic circle and according to Wikipedia, there are structures in it that represent different things.
A few more walks and I was led to the same area where I was yesterday afternoon, the Wat Ratchanaddaram. And here are some more lame shots. :P
You notice how some great photographers put their settings like this: Nikon D80; Aperture:f/5.0; Exposure:1/30; Focal Length:125mm; ISO:1600 in their captions, mine is very simple. It just goes something like this, rotating the exposure control dial while saying mini-mini-my-nemo then click-click. Hahaha!!!
Oh geese, photography enthusiasts, please don’t feel offended. :P
It’s true what my friend said about this thingy, “Nangangain ng tanga ang DSLR.” Hahaha!!! =)) But honestly it was the only time I experimented with the different settings. I just picked whichever came out nice. :P I was willing to extend and try out some more, when I heard someone calling out ‘Psssts’ from afar.
I dropped the camera down from my aiming position and focused on where the sound is coming from. There’s a guy somewhere near the temple calling out after me probably who just wants my attention. Okay, I’m scared now. I suddenly had images of someone from the back ready to attack (talk about being a paranoid) so I did a 360 turn just to check the surroundings. There are no signs of people nearby but really, what was I thinking?? I’m alone in the area. I certainly don’t do this in the Philippines and all the more so in a foreign country. And given the political state of this place, I don’t know where this brazenness is coming from. I somewhere read that photographers knew it when they already have their perfect shot of their subject and after reviewing my photos; I knew I don’t have it. Shouldn’t be any wonder, I’m not a photographer after all. LOLs! I didn’t have to wait for it; I just simply have to leave this place.
I was already walking away from the place when I was startled with a loud message tone from my phone (outdoor settings, if you must know, haha!!) and all of a sudden I felt excited as if it came from someone special. And it’s confirmed, it’s from J. Hihi. But to my disappointment, the message reads (okay, no omitting)
“hw was d triptoday? I cant go out today as hv to wk up at 5am for playing golf, njoy yr trip.”
I stare at my phone distrustfully with my right eyebrow reaching the heavens and felt like shouting to it, “THAT’S WHY YOU DON’T HAVE A GIRLFRIEND!!! YOU’RE ALWAYS BUSY PLAYING GOLF!”
On second thoughts, there I was already typing the same message sugarcoating in a different way by saying initially that I am fine and still stressing the point that maybe the reason why he can’t find a girlfriend is because of his golf addiction. I added some smileys for a good measure. Hahaha!!!
Oh well, why was I disappointed?? He wasn’t my boyfriend to begin with, LOL! And besides, I have some night photography to deal with. Which reminded me, that J toured me to this different temple. I’m sure it’s just around here, it can’t be that far and it is golden in form. Ignoring the incident a while ago about the guy distracting me, I walked and walked some more. I crossed the road and saw this way that leads to the Golden Mount,
True, being single for long has taught me to become fearless and I always have this confidence in me that with my built and everything, I can overpower someone, even a guy in times of danger. Yes, I feel like I’m superwoman I don’t know why. Haha!! But there’s this thing in me also called shrewdness. I know finding my way to have a closer look at the temple is too risky for me. I finally decided to go back the hostel.
And while walking back, I see a group of military forces in motorcycle on the road going to the direction I am heading to which is back to the hostel. Oh no, this afternoon I just saw them congregating and it is because there is an ongoing rally. Panic grips. What is going on in our area????